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Spectrum Symphony

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Matrix - Symphony 6.1.1 SDK support Java 8 (JVM 1.8) (DUP36949)

Main concern is the End of public updates finish for Java 7 in April 2015 would be developers wanting to use Symhony SDK with Java 8
over 6 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 6.1.1 3 Delivered

Remove Linux root privileges(Elevated access) for IBM Symphony /Spectrum process

Currently IBM Symphony (including Spectrum , SMC, ) requires Linux root level access ( to run this product in EGO_Simplified_WEM=NoThis elevated access for symphony processes is flagged as security risk for all our infrastructure ...
over 3 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Future Version 1 Not under consideration

Forcefully terminating lingering SSM and restarting on another management host

Customer largest production cluster PG1 had an incident on March 13. PG1 span over 2 ~ 3 DCs. There was a network failure between two DCs in the morning. VEMKD and SSM were running at different DCs. Customer tried to disable the app so they can re...
almost 2 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Product functionality 2 Delivered

Symphony webgui is not working on Chrome version - 81.0.4044.113

IN CITI, we use Chrome version 81.0.4044.113 which is not compatible with Symphony webgui .Requesting to provide the fix ASAP as it holds our symphony migration.
almost 2 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 1 Delivered

[RFE][BBVA] - Extract data from plc to Kafka

Since we are having problems while PLC is not being able to write all the tasks executed in Symphony to Oracle database, we would like to have a plc connector to send all the information to a Kafka queue (or similar).Our goal is to be able to use ...
over 3 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Product functionality 2 Not under consideration

Run Tomcat in Its Own Account

Please find attachment.
over 3 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.1 2 Delivered

Timeout in SessionCallback API

Adding timeout in the API call under timeout in sessionCallback, specifically for onResponse and onException. currently if client application hangs on these API calls it would hang indefinitely until app level time out.
almost 2 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.1.2 3 Delivered

PLC Process not updating DB in a timely manner

We need same this functionality in v7.2 as wellIBM development team has analyzed the PLC data loading issue where the recovery time is large. The solution is a large Project level effort that requires change in PLC behavior. The proposed enhanceme...
over 3 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.1 1 Delivered

Update Line Items in Resource Plan via CLI/API

I am requesting the capability to update line items in a traditional resource plan via CLI/API. This would include updating the owned slots, share ratio, slot maximum for a specific consumer path and specific time period in the resource plan. Th...
almost 2 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3 0 Planned for future release

Balance tasks between Resource Groups

We currently use Balanced Slot Allocation in Resource groups to allow tasks to be balanced evenly between resources. However, if Resource groups are heterogeneous, or if a Consumer can use 2 resource groups, it is not balancing tasks between the r...
almost 2 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.2.1 1 Delivered